Incident Summary:

05/23/1975: Suspected members of the Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN) attempted to bomb a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after two banks were bombed the same day in different parts of the city. However, the bomb at the restaurant did not detonate.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

San Juan

Location Details:
1 near restaurant

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity McDonald's fast-food
Specific Description fast-food restaurant
Nationality of Target Puerto Rico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN) (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 Bomb Blasts in San Juan," New York Times, May 24, 1975.
William Sater, "Puerto Rican Terrorists: A Possible Threat to U.S. Energy Installations?," RAND, October 1981.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.